Nice menu, good choices, great
Nice menu, good choices, great ambience, especially outdoor dining.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood find. It
Great neighborhood find. It is very romantic on the patio. Our waiter was a little forgetful but the restaurant was overall great!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful surprise for a restaurant
Wonderful surprise for a restaurant that's under the radar. Terrific farm to table food. Beautiful beet and grapefruit salad. Very nice spring vegetable fettucine with burrata. Great cocktails. Very friendly and knowledgeable service. Nice surprise in Little Italy.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
La Villa has become my favorite
La Villa has become my favorite new dining spot in Little Italy. Farm to table fresh ingredigents are the star of the show. Clean and simple preparations let the flavors shine. Knowlegeble staff and seating options either inside the rustic charm main dining area or outside on their enclosed patio. The night we dined outside was a perfect San Diego Night under a bright full moon.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service were excelent.
Food and service were excelent. I live that the restaurant has plenty of outdoor heaters so you can enjoy the outside dinning. Everythingbwe had was delicious and fresh. I would go back for sure.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful meal at
We had a wonderful meal at La Villa. Server was very attentive and nice but not at all pushy. Loved the sun dried tomato/artichoke salad!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed everything about our dinner that night. We had the lamb/pork meatballs, mint/pea ravioli, tomato soup, asparagus with egg, and tender Brussels sprouts cooked with pork belly and dates. We had a Pino noir that complimented it all perfectly, that was recommended by our waiter, who was very attentive throughout our dinner. The atmosphere was beautiful and we sat outside on the side patio next to the fountain. A wonderful night all around!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
It has it's own charm
I feel the restaurant has its own charm, the food is good but different, not the traditional presentation, it has its own personality, i felt welcomed and pleased with their service and ambiance.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kudos to La Villa. Ate Saturday night. Decided not to get Pizza - a staple for us and instead had the sali and cheese plate that was amazing because of some interesting homemade additions - jellied balsamic vinegar (yum) and pickled strawberries. Our waiter, Lucas, was fantastic. Their wine list has really improved - great Italian selection and a good assortment of other wines too!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Does not Disappoint
La Villa is a great restaurant that does not disappoint. The food and service are top notch. Creative menu with the best of fresh ingredients.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service not good
The waiter was rude, from 6-7 Entrees they did not have available 3 of them ar 7:30 PM.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A tad bit slow on our Entree
This was my 2nd time at that establishment. The food was very good. Your meat plate app was outstanding. My only complaint was our Entrees took a very very long time to arrive. Wayyyy too long. When we got our Pizza, it was luke warm and within minutes, I was eating cold pizza...it tasted great, but reminded me of eating cold pizza for breakfast the morning after a rough party night. The wait staff was great and I believe in 20-25% tips...which he deserved and received, but he could have been a bit more reassuring with updates on our entrees. I love the place and of course will come back. Oh, by the way...why do you not have Pinot Grigio on your wine list???
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Little Italy's Best
La Villa continues it's outstanding food and ambiance. We all enjoyed eating al fresco in their beautiful patio. Of all the Italian restaurants in Little Italy, we prefer this one the best. There are several others that are a close second!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were amazing.
Food and service were amazing. We will be back soon.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took some relatives there that were visiting from out of town. Such a great setting, and terrific food.
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything from the appetizers to each of the main courses were absolutely fantastic. I had the duck and it was one of the top five dishes I have had of all time. My wife had the scallops, which were quite good. Our kids had the pizza, which I believe is every bit as good as Fillipi's up the street. My parents had pasta dishes with meatballs, which had some of the best sauce that I have tasted. I would definitely eat here again.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Dinner - Aug 11th
As always had a great meal for 4 at La Villa. This is a very reasonably priced restaurant for the quality of food.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Villa is Great
Dane is the:
Best bartender in San Diego... He is engaging, friendly, helpful and fun. He's a big reason we keep going back
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in Little Italy
This was our second visit to La Villa and it just keeps getting better. Beet Salad, Gazpacho, Sea Bass, and the Peach/Pancetta/Blue Cheese Pizza were the choices this time. The Sommelier, Dane, is always a great connection at La Villa. He is often found behind the bar but well worth a chat to select a special wine for the evening.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gorgeous night...but could not really read menu after dark!
Drinks were SO good but very slow in arriving at the table. Actually the appetizers arrived several minutes ahead of the cocktails.
Food was good...some dishes excellent...but oysters were extremely small and I didn't think particularly flavorful and I thought the bologense sauce was ordinary and way too much was served on the pappardelle.
This restaurant was recommended by a friend and she "knows her food" and thought it was outstanding so maybe we came on an "off" night or ordered the wrong dishes
It was a fun evening, ambience was perfect and the food was good if not memorable!! Oh...our server was a gem!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Little Italy location
Superb pizza accompanied by the local Kale/proscuitto salad. Great service from Kristina! Highly recommended!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place for a nice date night
The staff was wonderful and friendly. We went here for our 15 year wedding anniversary for just a nice quiet dinner and it was perfect. They really took care of us and sat us in a nice quiet area. Food and service was great.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chose La Villa for my birthday
Took a party of seven (2 kids). Requested a nice table on the front patio by the street which they gave us. Service was very good and the waiter took time to explain the dishes they could make Vegan for 3 of the people with us. Everyone really loved their food. I got the squid ink fettuccine which was recommended by the waiter (because I couldn't decide between that and another dish). It was delicious! The Caesar salad was one of the best I've had; and I can be critical of C. salad! The bread was fresh and delicious.
No birthday dessert for the birthday girl, but they did put a nice little card with a hand written wish, at my plate.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at La Villa many times; with an old friend, for birthday celebrations, etc. it has never failed to please me, my friends, or my guests. I can always count on the food, service, and ambience.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The outside dining was a wonderful setting for conversation and fresh air.
The service was timely, but never felt rushed.
A great spot with great food to meet friends or have an intimate dinner.
Portions are generous and they let us share.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am sure that my first visit to this restaurant was somewhat influenced by the location of my table. My companion and I were seated between the front door and the bar. At least we had a window to look out on India Avenue while we waited. Next time I will insist on being seated on the patio. Our server was somewhat handicapped with the English language and did not understand our questions about the wine and food choices. We made do and had several excellent small plates, most notably the pork belly and the wonderfully fresh oysters. The super fresh tomato sauce on the margherita pizza was equally wonderful. Our wine, a Barolo, was excellent.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful Evening at La Villa
We needed a last-minute reservation for 6 on a Sat evening. That La Villa was able to accommodate us was concerning. But we were pleasantly surprised to find that the food was great and the ambiance very pleasant. In short , the gnocchi, butternut squash ravioli, short ribs, and fried cauliflower were all fantastic. We'll definitely add La Viila to our list of go to spots.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM